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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Jul 27, 2004 11:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Pitching My Idea on the Star-Based Ratings

This idea has been proposed before. It probably will not be implemented. Most likely the current star system will remain. The weight is on the users to do reviews with maturity in mind, not just to bash antoher source, or to just say a show 'rules'.... but still that info is good to know, better then no feedback at all.

What I do (and waht i suggest you and others start doing) is this:

when i write my review in the one field do as an example:

Show Quality: 4 of 5 stars. The band was really on this show. Everyone was right on their marks, great playing, great setlist, rare songs, and a few special guests! only bummer was the singer forgot the words to XXXX in the encore.

Sound Quality: 4 of 5 stars. Smoking! THe high end is really sharp and there is plenty of range as well as very littel crowd noise. this is a great sounding recording!

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in the abvoe case, the star rating you would leave is a 4 (average of the two ratings). okay? Try it out, i guarantee it is a great short-term sollution to this 'double star' system that probably will never be implemented.

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Poster: mattman11362 Date: Jul 27, 2004 12:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Pitching My Idea on the Star-Based Ratings

i completly agree. i do wish, however, that more people would rate insted of dl and leave never to think about it again. im trying to do better about that here and other sites i dl from. also, feel free to thank the taper and person who upload

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Poster: Hub of Hip Date: Jul 28, 2004 11:16pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Pitching My Idea on the Star-Based Ratings

I think that a lot of people want to leave the reviewing to those who know best - many people here just don't have the breadth of knowledge to leave a truly educated review...

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Poster: glenn Date: Jul 31, 2004 10:10am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Pitching My Idea on the Star-Based Ratings

Good point.I've been a Grateful Dead fan for 3 decades,but I still feel a bit reluctant to rate a dead show unless I was there and can compare the experience to the recording, or unless one of my favorite songs is on there, and I might want to say something along the lines of "Playin>Uncle John's>Morning Dew>Uncle John's>Playin" was the best I have heard.

I think it would be nice to be able to review a show without giving it a star rating. Or maybe a 10 star system, because, really, most music I would listen to all the way through would have to be 4 or 5 out of 5 or I'd turn it off.

five stars to me works out as:
* as bad as it can get.
** bad
*** exactly average
**** good
***** as good as it could be
this doesn't seem to be enough range. Are fractions of stars possible?

I ignore reviews that don't have much descriptive text, the stars don't mean much to me. I think it would be better to have a scale of 1-100, and instead of stars, a meter that is red from 0-33, yellow from 34 to 66, and green from 67 - 99... at 100 the meter would have a little golden twinkle on it and only the very very best stuff would get the twinkle, because it would have to have 100% of it's ratings to be 100... woo hoo, fancy.

But I can live with this system...

This post was modified by glenn on 2004-07-31 17:10:10